I am getting close to owning an LHT. I have found an LBS with 54 & 56
cm completes on order. They'll hold them both for a ride. Also said
they'd be willing to swap the blue frame for a red frame at minimal
I test rode an LHT with bar-end shifters and I didn't like it. I live
on a mountainous island, so I shift gears a lot. Too much of a reach.
I have also accepted the idea the brifters are not reliable enough for
a touring bike.
I saw another LHT build today that had Dura-Ace bar-ends, Paul
thumbies and cyclocross brake levels in addition to the normal drop
bar brake levers.
It was very appealing but the thumbies and brake levers seemed to
interfere with each other. Anyone with this setup? How well does it
work? What you you do next time?